New Products 2020
The current situation is making many things far from simple, including the presentation of new watches for 2020. As a result, many manufacturers are opting for digital presentations. We have summarised the most important new products of 2020 for you:
IWC Schaffhausen has revealed several new models in the Portugieser collection: a compact automatic model in the iconic Portugieser design, a new model with the legendary perpetual calendar, a nautical sports watch with an elegantly proportioned case and the first watch with tide indication. These are the highlights of the new collection, all equipped with IWC in-house calibres that further enhance the unique appeal and attractive design of the Portugieser range.
The Master Control collection from Jaeger-LeCoultre sets new standards in Fine Watchmaking. The characteristic round shape, so popular on watches in the 1950s, has been reinterpreted. The collection’s main new features include a calibre offering a 70-hour power reserve, a new 40 mm case with a double-polished satin finish on the sides and a new Novonappa® calfskin strap.
Breitling has also revealed its new products for 2020. These include the Navitimer Automatic 41 collection, the contemporary remake of the original aviation watch, and the Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition with the brand-new Breitling manufacture calibre B09. Further new additions include the ultra-modern Superocean Automatic diving watch collection and the Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton Edition, which celebrates the partnership between Breitling and the famous motorcycle brand. Innovation and style, in the air, in the water and on land.
Baume & Mercier
For 2020, the Hampton collection reveals new silhouettes that pay tribute to the world-renowned architectural movement of the 1920s and reflect the widespread Art Deco trend of the time. Baume & Mercier has also added to the Clifton Baumatic collection with the Baumatic day-date moon-phase watch. This features a new little complication with a refined design: day-date and moon phase.
The Breguet collection has been expanded to include a new Reine de Naples model. For the first time, Breguet accentuates the oval elegance of the Reine de Naples’ dial with grand feu enamel. The high art of grand feu enamelling is displayed on the dial of the Reine de Naples 8918. Available in white gold, rose gold and yellow gold with a silvered, hand-engraved gold dial and white natural mother-of-pearl with Breguet Arabic numerals (in black or red on the white gold models).
The Grande Seconde Quantième has taken on a new persona. The iconic Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantième is paving a novel aesthetic path with a 41 mm model. This long-awaited new size was a chance for Jaquet Droz to take a fresh approach to several design elements. The case was redesigned under consideration of the new 41 mm size. It has been thinned down slightly to make it lighter on the wrist and more compatible with the new diameter. Marrying the depth of mineral with the warmth of red gold, the new composition of the Grande Seconde Off-Centered offers a pure, atypical vision of Fine Watchmaking as dreamed up by Jaquet Droz. Jaquet Droz gives its Loving Butterfly a place in eternity. This automation takes flight once again in a limited series whose centrepiece is an exquisite mineral dial made of Chinchilla Red, a wood petrified 150 million years ago. The two new faces of the Grande Seconde Skelet-One. Ceramic plasma makes a dramatic entrance alongside red gold. One is steeped in tradition and the other is all about technology. Two new variations of a timepiece that has come to stand for Jaquet Droz’s brazen artistry.